This is such a beautiful name! I gave a character of mine the name about 6 years ago, loved it ever since!
thezenithofnadir  4/20/2019
I love this name! I want to name my daughter this with the spelling Kallista and have Lissa as a nickname.
Starlight93  6/23/2018
My stepdaughter's name is Calista and she got her name from her mother's middle name and she got it from her great aunt. Her great aunt was Irish and was named Calista. My stepdaughter is the most amazing 20 year old young lady that I know.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2018
My name is Kalysta. My parents wanted my name to be even more unique so they spelled it with a K and a Y. I pronounce it as cuh-lis-tuh.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2018
My name is Calista. I'm 17 years old now and everyone calls me Cali and CJ (because my middle name stars with a J). I love my name and anyone else with the same name has to be pretty awesome.
jellydonut17  10/16/2017
My Name is Calista. My parents gave me this in name 1963. It is a very rare girl's name. The nickname every one called me was Calie. Now I'm 54 years old but the name sound is still young & sweet, a match for any age. I am very proud to own such a beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2017
Callie is the short form.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  2/17/2017
Calista is a lovely name. I've never known of anyone with this name, but when I picture someone named Calista, I think of a beautiful, elegant, sophisticated girl. Calista sounds appropriate on a young child, an adult, and even an older woman. I can't believe that it's so uncommon!
1836732  1/16/2017
The name Calista was given to 169 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
I named my oldest daughter Clista, to be a little more different. Being that it is a name that you rarely hear now, we spelled it without the first A which I now regret. I think it looks better with the A after the C. Being that the C already has the CA sound without the A, I figured it would be assumed. But no, I get asked all the time on how to pronounce her name. It was my first child. I was still young myself and we gave her a name that is longer than the alphabet already. We've always told her she had a princess name. Her name is 28 letters long, longer than the alphabet and a reflection of her ethnicity which is Greek and Irish. I know no one in the world will ever have her name unless someone uses her name or steals it and names their baby the same, which I've had happened to one of my favorite names.
ccjpixie  12/1/2015
Blessed with a little girl, we wanted to name her "Callie" (rhymes with Sally). However, we decided that Calista looked more professional on a resume. Also, we live right next to California, so it's probable that she may live in "Cali" someday. So, Calista it was. At home it's always been "Callie", but at school it's Calista (in her own 7yo words) "Because everyone says Calista is so beautiful!".

We chose this spelling of the name because it is most popular spelling and the name is most commonly associated with actress Calista Flockhart.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2015
I love this name and I love the nickname Calla! This name is so unique without being obnoxious.
lilpimpteller  5/25/2015
Hello all, I love the name and the meaning, but do not like Cali as a nickname. So I went with Kellista :) So she can go by Kelli if she likes.
buddybrat  12/6/2014
My name is Calista and I love it so much... my name is not popular around here and that's why I love it more.
calista  10/7/2014
I love this name... the nickname Callie is also cute.
KaylaKool  4/11/2012
When I was younger and Ally McBeal was on, my sister and I always saw Calista's name in the credits. I grew up thinking that it was pronounced ca-LEES-ta instead of ca-LIS-ta. Now that I've learned the "proper" way to pronounce it, I don't like it as much. I think. I don't know. I keep going between liking it and not liking it. It's okay, I suppose. Lol.
Book_Reader22  8/9/2011
I think this name is very, very beautiful on a girl. I also love the nickname Calie, and the one 'l' spelling. My twin girls are going to be named Delaney and Calista.
bonjourfrenchfry  7/25/2011
I love Calista. It's one of my favorite girl names. If I have a daughter, I might name her Calista. It's just so lovely.
Tawnee  12/11/2010
Very pretty name, but I prefer the (less common) spelling with two l's: Callista.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2010
My name is Calista. I adore it. I usually go by Calla.
Calla Rose  7/6/2007
My daughter is Callista. We spelled it this way because her given nickame is Callie. I regret not spelling it the traditonal way with just 1 L. Everyone, and I mean, everyone loves this name. It was hard to find a name for her sister when she was born, because nothing can stand up to the beauty of Callista. But, Sienna was born and I think they go well!
Jenibee  1/10/2007
If I have a daughter, I want to name her Calista or Kalysta.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
The name "Calista" is connected to "beauty" beacuse of the Greek word "kalos", which means "beauty".
iva_toneva  5/27/2006
In the series "Ally McBeal" Calista Flockhart plays the role of Ally McBeal.
iva_toneva  5/27/2006
Calista is a beautiful exotic name, and nobody seems to have it. I wish it was in use.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2006
Calista means "beautiful" and certainly lives up to its meaning. It's a gorgeous name!
tmarie  12/10/2005

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